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    September 8, 2010
    11:00 - 11:35pm PDT  

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how heavy is too heavy? the breaking point for your child's spine. plus -- ♪ >> heavy metal rocker wants his ax back. the reward for two stolen guitars. the only man arrested in connection with an east bay killing spree. good evening, i'm lisa kim. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. charles rittenhouse is out on bail, arrested when his wife and
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her best friend were found dead. they were the two of four victims in an east bay killing spree. police say he's still a person of interest, but his attorney says those bodies were planted in his home. nbc bay area's jean elie is live in vallejo where new information may support that claim, jean? >> reporter: vallejo police say they are anxious to talk to ritt rittenhouse. tonight, a private investigator says the bodies being planted may be true. the 72-year-old is out of jail but remains under suspicion. a judge lowered his bail from $2 million to $25,000 after prosecutors revealed they don't have evidence to charge him with the murders of his wife, rita allen, and her friend, carol smart. police found the women's bodies inside the vallejo home he shared with his wife last tuesday. his attorney maintains someone planted the bodies in the home while rithenhouse was at work
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tuesday. tonight a private investigator hired by joe smart to look into his wife's disappearance says he met with rittenhouse inside the home last monday night. he supports his claim the bodies were not there. rittenhouse's attorney says he did not kill the women. >> this man has been through a lot. his wife was murdered. he's been in custody for over a week. >> reporter: police arrested rittenhouse after finding a slew of explosive materials at the home. rittenhouse is facing explosives charges. police say he is still a person of interest in the double homicide case. according to court documents, investigators found one of the women's bodies in a bag in a back bedroom closet. the other was under some bushes in the backyard. prosecutors say efron is a suspect in the case. chp officers shot and killed him after a high. speed chase in the east bay. police believe he killed at least two other people. >> it certainly seems like he was involved.
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he had been stalking my client and his wife for a number of years. >> reporter: police say he rented a room from rittenhouse but over the past few years was not a welcome guest. >> reporter: court documents argued finding two bodies in his home and all of those explosives make them believe that he is a threat to society. reporting live in vallejo, jean elie, nbc bay area news. now, still no clues as to frederick salaz's whereabouts. police have been searching this landfill since saturday for the 35-year-old hercules man. investigators believe that efron also killed salaz when he murdered his father. searchers will be back at the dump tomorrow morning. new, it looked like a scene out of demolition derby. incredibly enough, no one died in this crash in oakland. a truck driver hauling dirt says he tried to stop, but that his brakes failed.
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>> i don't know what was going through my head. i tried to stop. the only thing i could think of is seeing all these people, you know, scared the life out of me. >> four people were taken to the hospital including a mother and her two young kids. 13 vehicles were involved including that truck. it all happened around 4:30 on macarthur boulofard framp in oakland. as you can imagine, everyone was shaken up. >> and then i looked in my rearview mirror and cars being piled up onto each other. i just kind of like scooted forward a little bit and got hit on the side. and my car's -- it's okay. it's not quite fine. >> no word from oakland police if the brakes did, in fact, fail or speed was a factor. demanding justice. a peninsula community tonight standing up for a man who stood up for them. >> those that love david, those that love pete and love that
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want to see justice done. >> dozens gathered in a parking garage at san mateo's mall where david lewis was gunned down back in june. friends and loved ones want to keep the community focused on solving his murder case. lewis was known for co-founding free at laar, an organization that supports prisoner retahalibition and fights substance abuse. >> we've actually had some promising leads, only to see them dissolve as we're able to put time and place and other evidence together that the leads we had did not pan out. >> the say the is now offering a #$,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of lewis's killer. bay area toll bridge commissioners put hundreds of millions of dollars onto the budget for the new suspension span today. you're looking live at the bay bridge. engineers say the suspension span is brooufing to be the trickiest part of the project which is why they said they need more money. an additional $293 million is
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now being set aside for extra construction expenses. and problems that could arise. the good news is that the estimate for that project as a whole remains at $6.2 billion. the new span is expected to be fully operational in late 2013. and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. and we had quite a wild day across the bay area. temperatures were some 10 to 15 degrees below where we should be for this time of the year. not only that -- >> sorry, jeff, but we're having some audio problems. so we'll get back to him in a few minutes. let's go on with the newscast. no explanation given, but the state supreme court will not force the governor or the attorney general to defend proposition 8. a conservative legal group requested the state's high court, force the governor and the attorney general to challenge a ruling declaring prop 8 unconstitutional. this afternoon the supreme court refused to issue that order.
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last month you may remember a federal judge in san francisco struck down the ban on gay marriage saying it was a violation of constitutional rights. that ruling is now being appealed. cold, hard cash offered tonight for heavy metal. the front man from the east bay band, heavy metal band, is offering a reward tonight. on tuesday someone broke into his martinez home and ripped off four guitars, one of which was given to him by a metal pioneer. now that grammy nominee is desperate to get that guitar back. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd is live in martinez with that story. cheryl. >> reporter: lisa, rob flynn told me tonight that he moved here to martinez to provide a quiet life for his family. but with this burglary, he says, his plans have been ruined. >> i was coming back from picking my boy up from school. and that was about 3:00. we walked in here. and he turned to me and said hey, dad, why is the front door open? >> reporter: confused and in shock, east bay homegrown
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guitarist rob flint is the victim of a burglar ya. >> i tooked over and saw a tool set in front of my tv. and my tv was out. i was, like, what is going on? like someone's working on the house? >> reporter: he just moved into this home located in the suburbs of martinez four months ago, taking a break from touring, now he has been hit hard with a break-in. >> they hit us hard. i had four guitars stolen. i had both of our laptops, i had my grammy medal stolen. >> reporter: flynn earned a grammy nomination for his band machinehead for the 2007 release "the blackening." he believes whoever did this knew what was inside his home. one was a mini-guitar he gave to his eldest son. the other, the one he wrote songs and toured with back in '94. >> the other one was a washburn dime bolt that was given to me by the late dimebag darrell. this guitar was incredibly
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sentimental. we had one tip from the corner here, a green teal american-made pickup truck ta drove very slowly up around the corner, came back, drove very slowly. >> reporter: flynn is hoping that a tip and fingerprints taken from two remaining guitars leads to an arrest. he is offering a reward for each guitar. in fact, he is offering two rewards. $1,000 for the return of one of his guitars. $2,000 for the other. but he says, of course, to him his guitars are priceless. reporting live in martinez, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> okay. backpacks that can be a real pain in the back. >> it should be exactly like that, but it's way low. >> a spine surgeon shows us how heavy is too heavy. a speed bump. how much faster is google. the tech giant's new search and
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why some privacy lovers are hating it. welcome to the jungle. a casino on the defensive over this lion attack caught on tape. inch and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we had a major drop in temperatures, some 30 degrees. it's going to stay cool for tomorrow as well. lily low 60s in the south bay. r umils on your cool s forecast in just a few. [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland,
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but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime.
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but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. you're looking at new video of a daring rescue on a jet in bodega bay. a woman was whale watching with her husband yesterday had she fell and hurt her back. a boat rescue was out of the question because of the rocks in the water. so a helicopter from the sonoma county sheriff's office took her to shore. even a holy appeal can't seem to stop the book burning. military, religious and political leaders from all over the world are condemning pastor terry jones's plan. and now the vatican is weighing in, calling the pastor's proposed demonstration, quote,
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an outrageous gesture. despite the growing opposition, jones is not backing down. the pastor says his plan will go forward. it's an emotional debate that continues over a proposed islamic center to the ground zero site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in new york city. the palo alto leaders aounnnced a friday rally to support american muslims. >> we speak out today not only because our religious traditions demand that we do so, but also because we are friends and neighbors of muslims in our valley. >> the bay area interface rally will be held this friday, september 10th, at 5:00 outside the santa clara administration building in san jose. well, a senior aide to california senator barbara boxer is out of a job tonight and facing drug charges for carrying pot. marcus stanley was arrested in d.c. yesterday. cops say he tried to hide a bag of marijuana during a security screening at the entrance to the
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hart senate office building. boxer condemned the actions saying they were unacceptable. searching faster and smarter. google unveiled new technology today called instant search. nbc bay area's scott budman shows us what it is and why some people are so uncomfortable with it. >> reporter: on the off chance that you find your search engine too slow, google wants to make search faster for you. they call it google instant. and here's how it works. you bring up the google home page, and it will know, or at least guess, what when i type in "w," i'm looking for weather or maybe walmart or wikipedia. google calls it predictive search. two letters away and it knows i'm looking for the oakland raiders. this is convenient but some will criticize google and say this is bought and sold. for instance, when i type in "a" i get amazon as the first result. when i type in "b," i get bank of america. when i type in "t," i get target. so does that mean that some of these results are paid for?
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well, google isn't saying. what it is saying is that it thinks it can cut anywhere from two to five seconds off every search query you put into the web. take that over a full day or even a full month of searches, and google says it's actually going to save you team. who knows, but you can give it a try. i'm scott budman, nbc bay area news. just showing the trainer that he's the real lion king. animal experts say that mesmerizing lion attack caught on video in vegas was just a warning. newlyweds on their honeymoon were recording the big cats at the very moment a lion turned on its trainer. one animal expert who saw the video said the trainer looked nervous, so the animal naturally asserted his dominance. other experts call it rough play with bite marks. the couple who filmed it says either way, it was swift. >> earlier he said he was
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cleaning the lion a little bit, taking some hair off of him. and just kind of taking care of him. so it doesn't seem like he was provoking him at all. >> the trainer escaped through a door at the bottom of the exhibit. he did need stitches, but he is otherwise unhurt. mgm for its part says the lion and the exhibit are staying. everybody back in class? back to school can weigh on your child's mind and their muscles. nbc bay area's kris sanchez reports backpacks can be a real drag on the body. >> reporter: like many students, the sisters will be headed back to school soon. but their father will be keeping a close eye on how they're carrying all of their school flies. >> this is a backpack that's perfectly worn. >> reporter: he's an orthopedic spine surgeon. he says kids should only be carrying 10% to 15% of their body weight in their backpacks. the consequences can be painful. >> the backpack can not only cause back pain but it can cause neck pain, shoulder pain and mid back pain.
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>> reporter: muscle spasms and in the most serious cases disc degeneration. backpacks can also make worse underlying problems that need to be treated. >> whenever you have a prolonged protracted pain, it's something more significant other than just backpack use. >> reporter: the doctor says usually pain can be treated by reducing the weight and wearing backpacks correctly. straps should be worn on both shoulders to spread the weight evenly. they should be padded two inches wide and fit snuggly. >> it should be exactly worn as such. but it's way low. >> reporter: this is appen exam of what not to do. it should not hang below their back. the doctor says the best option is this. a backpack with wheels. kris sanchez, bay area news. >> my son wants to get one of those rollies. >> we've got the rolly because they have so many books. we love them. >> great idea. >> school has become like the airport. cooler weatherwise.
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>> yeah, a lot cooler. >> put a sweater in that backpack. >> you know, it will come in handy. we start to get storms coming in, the last thing you want to have to worry about is trudging around a backpack in the middle of a rainstorm. today it was in the a rainstorm, but we had really cool temperatures. only 69 in livermore, 67 in fremont, 60s to low 70s in the peninsula. and yes, even record rain. it was only a trace amount in san francisco. but all it takes is a little bit of something this time of year. and you will set a record. so all that drizzle did accumulate in the rain gauge enough to give us a trace amount in san francisco. otherwise right now, the radar has cleared out. but we have so much low-level moisture from the fog near the coastline and also at the midlevels that we still can't rule out a few spotty areas of drizzle throughout the entire viewing area tonight. temperatures in the mid-50s out there. 55 in napa. 54 in novato. near 60 here from sunnyvale all
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the way down into san jose. let's get a look at these weather headlines. we're going to see a cool start with plenty of upper 40s and low 50s and still staying cool to mild. even breezy here for thursday with a lot of 60s inland. and then we'll look at some light warming as we head into our upcoming weekend. so here's a look at the front that passed through today. it's now pushing over nevada. we're seeing quite a bit of clearing back here behind this. but it's still rather cool. unseasonably cool as the jet stream as pushed as far south as southern california. that's why we're dealing with widespread cooling not only at the coast, and this pattern looks to stay in place for thursday and friday as well. it's going to stay cool as we head for tomorrow's forecast. plenty of upper 60s inland. and a few low 70s. and for friday, once again, numbers only going up the bay. you're not going to notice anything huge until we head into saturday. east bay, 7:00 a.m., temperatures in the mid-50s. by 10:00 a.m., not much warming.
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only expecting the low 60s for the east bay. now, the cool spot tomorrow morning will be the north bay with upper 40s. and the peninsula with upper 40s and low 50s as well. let's lookal the chilly numbers for thursday. 69 in morgan hill. 70 in gilroy. 73 in evergreen. 69 in fremont. 67 in dublin. so this certainly is weather we should be seeing in late october and early november. way out of character here for the bay area this time of the year. and as we noted earlier, after those 90s on monday, it's about a 30-degree drop for us here as we continue into thursday's forecast. more anytime on the weather channel on cable. let's get a look at our seven-day forecast. we'll gradually go up each and every day. as we hit the weekend, upper 70s to near 80 inland. low 60s at the coast. we're going to stay pretty steady as we head over the next seven days. no big warming trend in place. so as we head into fall, maybe we'll get back on track and we'll stay with these fall-like
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temperatures. >> we could go back to summer. >> we could, yeah. >> thanks, jeff. next, a dance move that attracts women, and scientists would know. nc ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪
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and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. texting...blogging... all this technology, but you're still banking like pilgrims! it's time for new school banking, bubbie. interest plus savings at capitalone.com. why earn bupkis, when your savings can earn three times the national average!! three times the national average!!! new school banking at capital one bank. with interest plus savings, go to capitalone.com!!!!! what's in your wallet? somebody help me down. a minute to win it was anything but for a 49ers cheerleader. ♪ amber wright made it through seven levels last night.
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and she was back on the show tonight. but she wasn't able to clear the eighth level. she did win $125,000 for charity, though. the gold rush cheerleader is donating her winnings to the bay area women's port initiative. the program helps young girls and their families with leadership projects and community service. well, from talk -- or talent to talk, the rumors are true. cnn confirms piers morgan will replace larry king in his primetime slot starting in january. morgan is a former tabloid editor from england and has been hosting an interview series in the uk called "piers morgan on" for several years now. >> i wonder if he'll adopt the suspenders. >> and i'll be replacing him on "america's got talent." let's talk about the giants. look to the heavens above. the playoff race continues. and we had an interesting performance from barry zito.
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how about mike singletary? did you hear about this exchange at 49ers headquarters today? a little bitter. we >> there was no talk that he was going to.
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no such thing about feeling good after a loss. here's the skinny with the giants. they feel relieved. relieved that barry zito, the weak link of this pitching staff looked solid tonight. we haven't said that in weeks. maybe zito left tickets for them. in arizona, top of the first. this is the way you start a game. the hot-hitting freddy sanchez, the solo home run into the left field cheap seats. actually the bull pen. 1-0 giants on top. here's zito. hasn't won a road game in four months. we said it earlier. since cinco de mayo. tonight, seven strikeouts in six innings. zito allowed only two runs in this game. kelly johnson here with the rbi single off zito in the bottom of the third. the giants' offense, they were shut down.
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the diamondbacks win, 3-1. the giants fall two games back in the division. and the wild card. the showdown series in san diego begin in the morning. irchls at the coliseum, a's and mariners. hello to coco crisp. he leads the a's comeback. watch this two-run homer. you see that? the diving -- this is, like, concussion inducing. he dives for the home run, apparently he's okay. no one out there. no need to dive. >> nobody there. >> a's win, 4-3. mike singletary says he doesn't like controversy or distractions, but it's singletary himself that creates a lot of these controversies and distractions. when asked about carr was competing with alex smith for the starting position. >> there was no talk that he was going to compete for number one. >> i think there was. >> i'm telling you, that was not from me. i'm the head coach. it doesn't matter who else said it. it doesn't matter. we did not have david carr coming here and competing for
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number one. we did not. absolutely unequivocally did not. >> the salt are exchange with "mercury news" columnist. he likes to poke you a little. he says carr was not invited here to compete with alex smith, but carr said the exact opposite when he first came to town a few months ago. >> the thing i wanted to hear from all those guys is you have a chance to be on the field if i play the way that i play, and they said yes. >> one of them is not telling the truth. after cutting him monday, the 49ers reacquired reserve quarterback nate davis and assigned this him to the practice squad. the nfl season kicks off tomorrow night. the super bowl champs saints hosting the vikings. after the game, around 8:30 takeo spikes. finally, the most expensive basketball shoes on the market.
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you guys wear jimmy choos? >> not to wear basketball. >> athletic propulsion labs, it makes you jump three inches higher. >> no. >> 300 bucks. >> wow. >> 100 bucks an inch. wow! >> yes. >> and you can't jump in those either. scientists phe dance moves at womenan resist. ♪
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i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪
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single men everywhere know that being on the dance floor can be risky business. researchers say they found the secret formula. in a british study, they did the torso, left knee. women interpret dance movements as a sign of a man's reproductive quality. >> we'll go out tonight. >> yeah.